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13 fangtastic family Halloween events North East 2023

We’ve found 13 of the best and most beastly family Halloween events Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough and Northumberland wide that you’ll want to boo-k now.

Family Fright Fest

Until 29th October

Lintz Hall Farm, Burnopfield

One of the biggest Halloween events North East 2023, Family Fright Fest returns with more superhero spectacles, a Frozen panto, a scare maze, funfair, pumpkin patch, pirate galleon and fancy-dress prizes.

Tickets: from £39.00


Halloween Fun at Newham Grange Farm

Until 31st October

Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough

Enjoy some fang-tastic family fun at Newham Grange Farm this month, including pumpkin picking and carving, arts and crafts, a spooky trail and prizes for the best Halloween outfit. Don’t forget your wellies for all the usual farm fun, too.

Tickets: from £5.80


Kids Halloween Club

Until 31st October

The Workshop, Whitley Bay

Bring your sprites to the kind of crafting Halloween events Newcastle needs to prepare for all things spooky season. Make bat bunting for your windows, spider web hoops, potions and pumpkin lanterns to light your way to those treats…

Tickets: from £10.00


Halloween Outdoor Cinema

20th – 22nd October

Herrington Country Park, Sunderland

The UK’s biggest outdoor cinema tour sets up in the shadow of Penshaw Monument for some scarily good showings on the silver screen under the stars – including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Room on the Broom, Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters.

Tickets: from £15.50  


Wednesday’s Prom

27th October

Seventeen Nineteen, Sunderland  

Enrol in Nevermore Academy and join Wednesday and a collection of villainous characters as you attend one of the biggest Halloween events North East 2023. Enjoy a high-energy stage show, Halloween-inspired activities, dancing, hot food and sweet treats.

Tickets: from £10.00


Halloween Evenings at Beamish

27th – 31st October

Beamish Museum

Head to the (Un)Living Museum of the North for a spine-tingling experience after dark this Halloween. Go ghost-spotting in Pockerley Old Hall, keep your wits about you walking through Birch Wood, play Halloween games, enjoy delicious treats, and enjoy a spin on the frightfully fun fairground.

Tickets: from £19.00


Room on the Broom and Family Activities 

28th October

The Common Room, Newcastle upon Tyne

Cosy up for a Halloween cinema experience with a difference, as you enjoy Julia Donaldson’s classic Room on the Broom on the big screen in The Common Room’s atmospheric lecture theatre. Then, join in some spooktastic STEM activities.

Tickets: from £7.50


Halloween Arty Party

28th October

Hexham Community Centre  

It’s the spookiest day of the year at Hexham Community Centre, where a special arty party boasts creepy crafts, trick or treat games, Halloween music and lots of fang-tastic family fun.

Tickets: from £15.00


Spooktacular Saturday Storytelling

28th October

The Hullabaloo, Darlington

The Hullabaloo is hosting some haunting Halloween fun as their expert storytellers retell some wonderfully weird, spooktacular stories. How will they end? You help decide… Suitable for ages 3 – 10, with an optional craft activity afterwards.

Tickets: from £3.00


Spooky Halloween Walk at Tynemouth Priory

28th – 31st October

Tynemouth Priory, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join ghost-hunting storytellers in the shadows of Tynemouth Priory on the family-friendly Halloween events Newcastle boasts by the coast. With tales of strange and spooky goings-on, this Halloween wander is sure to get you into the spirit of the season.

Tickets: from £14.00


Spooktacular Halloween Party

29th October

Rainton Arena, Houghton-le-Spring

Dear witches, werewolves, vampires and gorgons, we are frightfully delighted to inform you that you’ve been accepted to Nevermore Academy for Outcasts – home to all things ghastly – for a spooktacular Halloween party…

Tickets: from £6.00


Halloween Ghost Train

29th October

Stephenson Steam Railway, North Shields

Ghosts, ghouls, ‘geists and goblins: go and take a trip aboard the Halloween Ghost Train and feel your hair stand on end with spooky stories and tales of terror from Newcastle’s weirdest wordsmiths, the monstrous Mosstroopers.

Tickets: from £8.00


Halloween Spooktacular**

30th October

Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm

Join Tommy the Ghostbuster and his gang as they embark on another spooktastic panto adventure this Halloween – involving plenty of creepy chaos, mesmerising mummies, and gruesome gunge…

Tickets: from £15.00

**There are also shows at The Witham in Barnard Castle, The Forum in Northallerton and The Exchange in North Shields.



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